What we can offer former NHS dental patients at the Clock Tower Dental Clinic.
Over the years, we have seen a number of patients at our Epsom dental surgery who have decided to join us after many years with an NHS dentist. Sometimes this is simply because they have relocated to this part of Surrey, but equally, some patients are attracted by the additional treatments that we offer.
This is not to undervalue NHS dental treatment and we are sure that the quality of dentistry is high in most practices. But due to the nature of funding of these practices though, they are often only able to carry out a limited range of procedures.
We will look at some of the more advanced procedures that we can offer patients in a moment, but first, let us take a look at one of the most common procedures that people have; the dental filling. At an NHS practice, the filling that is typically used is made from amalgam, a combination of metals. Whilst there have been debates about the safety of mercury in traditional amlagam fillings, we would like to focus on the aesthetic aspect of them. Anyone who has an amalgam filling will acknowledge how dark and highly visible they are.
At the Clock Tower Dental Clinic, we do not use amalgam in our practice, but offer a tooth coloured cosmetic filling instead. This allows our patients to have natural looking teeth even after they have been filled. Additionally, we are also one of only a few dental practices offering amalgam removal in Surrey for anyone who wishes to replace their current dark fillings safely.
Advanced cosmetic dentistry
In addition to the above, we offer a wide range of cosmetic dentistry to help you have a great looking smile. In the case of crowns and veneers, we can also produce these on the same day using Cerec, our state-of-the-art, in house technology. This avoids the need for a second appointment and a wait whilst the restoration is being produced at a laboratory.
More advanced procedures are also offered; one of the most popular of these being dental implants. These can be used for individual or multiple tooth replacement and can even be used to replace a full arch of missing teeth.
Crooked teeth can also corrected using the range of adult orthodontics that we provide. For example, minor corrections can be made in just a few months using the Six Month Smile system, or, where more complex treatment is needed, Clear Aligner is a great way to have your teeth straightened comfortably and conveniently.
There are many other benefits to registering with the Clock Tower Dental Clinic including how we take care of very anxious patients using sedation. To complement our excellent range of dental services, we even offer facial aesthetic treatments with their own dedicated team.
If you have been registered at an NHS dental practice and would like to find out more about what we can offer you, why not ring our Epsom dental practice on 01372 720136 for an appointment? We’ll be pleased to illustrate the benefits of private dentistry for you.